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#1 coalman

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:34 AM

Getting ready to buy new tires and I see that the MPSS have been discontinued.  What tires would you recommend as a replacement?  Strictly for street use so I am looking for a good balance of wear and performance.  I have a 2014 that is stock except for a catless midpipe.  Stock run flats have been a major problem for traction about half way through first gear after I launch.  Also, do the Pilot Sport Cup's 2's wear as well as the MPSS?

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:43 AM

Cup's only last 5,000 miles at best. MP4s are your best quiet option. Lots of others if tire hum is not a big deal.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:54 AM

I agree the Cup 2 tires are nice and sticky, quiet but comparatively short lived.  MPSS was excellent overall.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:49 PM

Difference from mp4? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:51 PM

I agree the Cup 2 tires are nice and sticky, quiet but comparatively short lived.  MPSS was excellent overall.

 

 

Cup's only last 5,000 miles at best. MP4s are your best quiet option. Lots of others if tire hum is not a big deal.

How is the longevity of the MPS4S compare to the OE Dunlop AS?  

 

I really like the safety blanket of run-flats (saved my butt going to work twice), but if they last a while (longer than OE Dunlop Summer) - I might try them for a year or two.  

 they compare to the Dunlop AS?  



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:53 PM

I don't think you need r compounds unless you road course or have aftermarket turbos. Go mps4s. I run r888rs but only after I went full build and 900 hp / 800 trq. Ran mpss at fbo e85 for 2 years without issue and half decent at the track. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:10 PM

If you want the tried and proven MPSS tires in 285 35 20, I have 4 for you brand new. I'm in NY. I have a for sale thread on here. $280 each. You can put them on all four wheels. 


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:01 AM

I'm about through my Dunlop OEM run flats. Didn't mind the noise too much. For 650-750whp, I am not sure where to turn.  Having been caught in the rain with sport cups...traumatizing. So are MPSS really unavailable?



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:59 AM

The Michelin MPSS are slowly becoming unavailable and being replaced with Michelin PS4S, which is an updated version of that tire. The PS4S are now readily available and some members have been running them already.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:31 PM

Thank you

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:36 PM

Assuming the mps4 is available in the same sizes, I run the 285/295 MPSS combo on stock wheels. Good for FBO.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:45 PM

MPS4....
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 11:55 AM

Thanks for response.  What about Kumho Ecsta ps91's?  Price is amazing (less than $900 with rebate for a full set from Tire Rack) and seem to be highly rated.  I believe they are on the new Vipers.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 02:20 PM

Heard nothing but great things about the PS91's. Will be my next tires :)

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 03:12 PM

I've been running on the new Pilot Sport 4S for a few weeks now in stock sizes and they have exceeded my expectations all around. The only thing that will keep me from sticking with these next replacement is going to be their lifespan. Still TBD
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:11 PM

I've been running on the new Pilot Sport 4S for a few weeks now in stock sizes and they have exceeded my expectations all around. The only thing that will keep me from sticking with these next replacement is going to be their lifespan. Still TBD

Yeah, I'd like to know more about their lifespan as well...  I guess - literally - time will tell. 



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 07:10 AM

It's not hard to beat the runflat lifespan though... at 10,000 miles mine were showing steel on the front inners with ZERO track days.
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:20 AM

I agree with that ...i miraculously got to 14k with the stock runflats...but the MPSS have 3x the longevity Sent from my Galaxy S8+ using GT-R Life mobile app.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 10:20 AM

All (4) of my stock run flats were showing the inner belt at 8,000 miles. The outside of all (4) still have 5/32 - 6/32 remaining. I'm not too happy with the dealership at this point because the car has been serviced and all alignment / frame checkup's have been completed there since day one. They even listed 6/32 tread remaining on the service at 7,800 miles!



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 12:56 PM

I'm impressed by the overall performance of the Michelin PS4's

If you aren't going with PSS's, I'd go with their newest tire.

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